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Sure, the Bentzen Ball has had its bumps. Though comedian Tig Notaro curated an impressive lineup in 2009, the show fell into dormancy for four years, until it triumphantly returned last year to much fanfare and sold-out shows. Now it’s back again for another round of Notaro’s all-stars. Notaro herself will be there to ply her Louis C.K.–approved trade onstage, and she’ll be joined by comedic heavyweights like Eugene Mirman, who plays Gene on Bob’s Burgers; Jeff Garlin from Curb Your Enthusiasm and ABC’s The Goldbergs; comic Todd Barry; and Donald Trump’s arch nemesis, Rosie O’Donnell. Along with national acts, the festival will turn the spotlight on plenty of local comedians in two “8×8” shows at Black Cat, where eight comics including Matty Litwack, Ryan Schutt, and Elahe Izadi will have eight minutes to perform their best stuff. Though most nights revolve around stand up comedy, the festival also added one night dedicated solely to Wonderland Ballroom’s monthly burlesque and comedy worship service, “Church Night.” Oct. 1–5 at various venues. $10–$40.